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  1. Iqbal Athas, Sri Lanka, has been a journalist for more than 45 years, and currently serves as Political Editor at Sri Lanka’s largest privately-owned Sunday English weekly newspaper, the Sunday Times. As Consultant Editor – Defence Correspondent he covered Sri Lanka’s separatist war between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels.

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  2. Theophilus Abbah, Nigeria, is editor of the newspaper Sunday Trust, based in Abuja.

    Abbah began as an international affairs reporter with the newspaper Punch Limited in Lagos. As chief of the investigative desk for Media Trust Limited, his work exposed a move by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to set up radio and television companies using proxies; showed fraud in the National Judicial Institute; and documented the misuse of debt relief funds.

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  3. Heather Abbott, Canada, is the Senior Producer, International coverage, for the CBS Evening News.

    CBS maintains the largest staff of foreign correspondents of any American network, and the flagship evening broadcast has won every major award since the position was created in 2011. The program has been honored five times, including a Peabody and 2 Emmys, for its in-depth coverage of the war in Syria.

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  4. Mahassen al-Emam, Jordan, is the director and founder of the Arab Women Media Center (AWMC), a nongovernmental organization in Jordan that trains women journalists and helps promote the role of media in democracy.

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  5. Yevgenia Albats, Russia, is editor-in-chief of the Russian political weekly The New Times. She is also an anchor with the Echo Moskva broadcasting and a recipient of several journalism awards worldwide.

    She received the Golden Pen Award in 1989, the highest journalism honor in the then-Soviet Union. She was an Alfred Friendly fellow in 1990 and a fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University in 1993.

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  6. Hugo Alconada Mon, Argentina, is investigations editor of the newspaper La Nación. He has previously held positions as Washington correspondent and U.S. bureau chief for the paper.

    Alconada Mon has published articles in regional and national media in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina, among other countries. 

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  7. Brigitte Alfter, Denmark, is a freelance journalist based in Copenhagen who specializes in European affairs.

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  8. Hisham Allam, Egypt, is a writer/producer, blogger and popular columnist, as well as the winner of various investigative reporting awards. His controversial investigations led to his prosecution six times during the Hosni Mubarak era.

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  9. Rosental Calmon Alves, United States/Brazil, is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the first John S. & James L. Knight Chair in International Journalism. For a decade, Alves worked as a foreign correspondent for Brazil’s daily newspaper, Jornal do Brasil, reporting from Spain, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. He taught journalism at two Rio de Janeiro universities and in 1987-88 became the first Brazilian to be selected as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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  10. Roman Anin, Russia, is an investigative reporter for the Moscow-based weekly newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

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  11. Ana Arana, United States, is an investigative journalist who reports on Latin American criminal organizations.

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  12. Rui Araujo, Portugal, is an award-winning investigative reporter who has covered wars in Angola, Zaire, Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, Libya and particularly East Timor, the former Portuguese colony under Indonesian rule.

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  13. Justin Arenstein, South Africa, is investigations editor at the African Eye News Service (AENS) in South Africa.

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  14. Fabrice Arfi, France, is an investigative journalist at Mediapart.

    Arfi started as a columnist on judicial affairs for Lyon Figaro. He also collaborated with Agence France Presse in Lyon for the police and justice section and subsequently helped create the Lyon bureau of the daily newspaper 20 Minutes. He then helped start the weekly Tribune de Lyon. Arfi has collaborated on stories with other publications including Le Parisien/Aujourd'hui, Libération and Le Monde.

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  15. Pedro Enrique Armendares, Mexico, is executive director of Centro de Periodistas de Investigacion(CPI).

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